29 May 2020

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IFAT India 2015

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IFAT India, a leading environmental trade fair, in its third edition brings a knowledge rich and technically superior platform for the water, sewage, refuse and recycling industry.


Thanks to the availability of globally advanced technologies, water treatment and wastewater management have emerged as the key thrust areas of urbanisation. Organised by Messe München, IFAT India 2015 will showcase the latest advancements in water treatment and wastewater management technologies. The event is to be held from October 13 to 15, 2015, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. It is expected IFAT India will see around 5,000 trade visitors, 200 exhibitors and active participation from national and international manufacturers.


“So far, we have received registration from a few major corporations like Bilfinger Water Technologies, Endress + Hauser, Festo, Wilo, Brentwood Industries and Binder. The share of international exhibitors is at 63 per cent, which once again is higher than the average,” said Lisa Oelze, Exhibition Director for IFAT trade fairs abroad.


The increased share of international exhibitors is particularly noticeable due to the growing number of exhibitors at the country pavilions. Groups of companies from countries like China, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland have joined forces to present themselves to visitors at country-specific joint exhibits. In addition, the German Water Partnership (GWP) for the third time will also have a joint exhibit at the fair.





Apart from offering an attractive platform to showcase new technologies, the trade fair will involve an educative conference program featuring experts from across the world. The program will focus on educating specialists in the environmental sector. The conference also aims to assist international companies in understanding and identifying solutions to tackle growing concerns related to the Indian labour market. The conference program will also nourish the visitors attending the trade fair with scientific and technical lectures from international environmental experts. One such initiative planned under the event is the Capacity Development Day, a platform to discuss upon the shortage of qualified specialists and identifying required solutions. “Recruiting qualified workers in India presents many companies with a number of challenges. Such issues will be discussed through a series of individual lectures and panel discussions,” explained Stefan Rummel, Managing Director at Messe München.


The program scheduled for the event’s first day will discuss upon the possibility and need to train workers in the environmental sector in a series of individual lectures and in a panel discussion. Some of the eminent speakers to address the session include Prof. Eldho T.I. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Prof. Jürgen Lehmann from the University of Applied Sciences, Hof, Dr. Kapil Narula from the CII Triveni Water Institute and Dr. Rashid Hasan from the Indian Environmental Ministry.


Besides the Capacity Development Day, IFAT India will also feature competitions, the objective of which is to develop skills that are needed in the environmental technology sector. Few of such initiatives include the Skills competition to be hosted by GIZ (German Association for International Cooperation) which is a training course for specialists at water treatment plants. In addition, the University of Applied Scienes, Hof will host presentations by industry academicians about their know-how, and understanding solutions to resolve the universal challenges.


The All India Environmental Journalism Competition also promises to be a highlight. Founded by GIZ the initiative aims to encourage journalists to report more on environmental topics on the Indian subcontinent and, in doing so, increase awareness about environmental protection. Awards will be presented for the best submissions in the categories Print, Internet and Video. The winners will be announced on the first day of IFAT India.


The trade fair for technology and services in the water, sewage, refuse and recycling segments aims to set new benchmarks and leverage its scale of success through its third edition. The last event, covering approximately 5,000 sq m of exhibition space, attracted 123 exhibitors from 19 countries, and 4,782 trade visitors.

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